Be Smart About Your Next Move!
Make sure you get rid of everything you don't need by tossing it or donating it to a charity. If you haven't used it in the past 90 days, do you really need to keep it?
Keep in mind that you will be able to stack boxes if they are the same size. Using small boxes will require more trips but will keep you from breaking your back.
Purchase a quality tape gun and plenty of tape.
Clearly label the boxes by the room the contents are going in as well as the primary contents inside. This will be a great help to movers and will help you find items. Labeling the weight "HEAVY" will also help.
Important items you will need first immediately upon arrival should be packaged separately. An example of this would be items you need to get ready for work the next morning. Coffee pot, hairbrush, toothbrush, toilet paper, soap etc.
Take care of essential things like setting up the bed first as you will have time to open boxes and put other items in their correct place later.
Have important documents such as medical records, lease agreement etc. packaged separately from other household items and keep them close at hand. I recommend that you take these with you and do not allow movers to carry them.
If you have children, prepare drinks and snacks for moving day. They will get hungry and everything will be in a state of disarray unless you plan.
Checkout available phone apps to help with moving inventory.
Moving day is never fun and involves lots of work but if you think and plan ahead it can be made much easier!